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ITV.com developer given young technologist award

The Royal Television Society has announced the winner of its first annual RTS Young Technologist Award is Jon Block, a developer at ITV.com. The award, which is presented in memory of A.M. Beresford-Cooke, was set up to advance science, technology and the art of television and it gives the winner the opportunity to attend the International Broadcasting Conference in September. The panel of judges, chaired by Terry Marsh, executive director of Women Into Science, Engineering and Construction, looks for a winner that will be able to enhance the understanding of broadcasting technology at the conference. Block is closely involved in ITV's investigations into social viewing and innovative advertising formats and he started his own football micro-blogging site as well as a company which looks to exploit an online gaming and TV proposition. The runner up prize, the Coffey Award for Excellence in Technology, goes to Richard Moore, a systems engineer from TSL.
August 18, 2009

The Royal Television Society has announced the winner of its first annual RTS Young Technologist Award is Jon Block, a developer at ITV.com. The award, which is presented in memory of A.M. Beresford-Cooke, was set up to advance science, technology and the art of television and it gives the winner the opportunity to attend the International Broadcasting Conference in September. The panel of judges, chaired by Terry Marsh, executive director of Women Into Science, Engineering and Construction, looks for a winner that will be able to enhance the understanding of broadcasting technology at the conference. Block is closely involved in ITV’s investigations into social viewing and innovative advertising formats and he started his own football micro-blogging site as well as a company which looks to exploit an online gaming and TV proposition. The runner up prize, the Coffey Award for Excellence in Technology, goes to Richard Moore, a systems engineer from TSL.

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